UPDATE: Police have released additional details in the killings of Syrus and Vanzant, who they say were boyfriend and girlfriend and have a child. Police say Syrus and Vanzant "were involved in a large fight between several individuals when they were shot." A dark-colored SUV was spotted fleeing the scene.
Around 9 p.m. Monday, police were sent to a disturbance at Blue Parkway and Hardesty, which was later upgraded to a shooting. Vanzant and Syrus were shot in the parking lot of Discount Smokes at 5401 Blue Parkway. They were rushed to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead. Police are asking for anyone with information to call TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
The KCPD's daily homicide hasn't been updated online since April 26, so it appears that the total number of homicides in KCMO so far in 2013 is 32.